St George's, University of London

St George's, University of London

Clinical Research

This course aims to provide a focused programme of practical and academic study to enable healthcare and health science professionals to acquire the necessary research skills for future careers in clinical research. This inter-professional programme is suitable for a range of professionals, including nurses, midwives pharmacists, allied health professionals and health scientists. The course builds on existing research skills and introduces contemporary professional research practices employed within health care and health science environments. It aims to develop appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to be an effective and productive researcher. Throughout the course attendees will learn about the processes and principles associated with good clinical practice research. You will also develop a range of advanced transferable and applied research skills which enable you to plan, lead and manage clinical research, promote and drive change in clinical practice, and actively engage with the wider research community. The course encourages interaction with researchers working at the cutting edge of specific areas of applied clinical research. There will be opportunities to undertake a clinical research project and be supported by an academic supervisor as well as a clinical mentor from your own organisation to help facilitate data collection and negotiation through external and internal Trust research governance approval processes. There are also opportunities to gain placement experience of research roles and practice, service improvement and innovation.

Sponsorship information

Nurses, midwives, pharmacists, allied health professionals and health scientists employed within the NHS may be eligible for one of ten funded studentships. Funded places are only available to professional disciplines listed here or those practicing in the UK who have not been granted permanent residency status.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
MRes Full-time September 2017 - 1 years
MRes Part-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St George's, University of London Wandsworth SW17 0RE South East

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Student Recruitment Team
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